Background

SDG Research and Support Programme (SDG Move)
Under Policy Research Centre on Green Economy (PRO-Green), Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

1. Background

SDG Research and Support Programme or SDG Move was established in 2016 after the ratification of Agenda 2030 by Thai government. SDG Move was established by Thailand Research Fund (TRF) in cooperation with Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, to be one of TRF’s Strategic Research IssueUnit (SRI Unit). Its functions were mainly to review progress of SDG research and implementation and global level, identify gap, and propose research issues that should be funded by TRF each year. SDG Move also worked with government sector, in particular, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), National Statistical Office (NSO) as well as the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy (ONEP), as well as private sector (particularly UN Global Compact Network Thailand), and Civil Society Organizations and networks.

There were two themes of research we funded in the past 4 years. The first theme was the research on the status of each SDG goal in Thailand. The second theme was SDG localization. Research teams from universities and research institutes all over Thailand submitted proposals and funded for their research. Around 24 research projects were funded through SDG Move.

In the mid of 2019, however, the national research system, of which TRF was a part, was disrupted and reformed. TRF was transformed to be the Office of Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI). SDG Move, as a result, moved back to Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, and became a programme under Policy Research Centre on Green Economy (PRO-GREEN), Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University.

2. Objectives

  1. Producing Policy Research on SDGs, especially on Means of Implementations (such as monitoring system, SDG governance, Volunteerism for SDGs,) as well as Goal specific issues.
  2. Promoting Science-Policy-Society Interface, translating knowledge from academia to policy makers and society.
  3. Creating SDG knowledge hub for Thai society and communicating knowledge to society.

3. Research Projects under SDG Move

(excluding the projects funded through SDG Move by Thailand Research Fund)

2020 – present: SDG Monitoring and Review System in Thailand: A Review. Co-research with Office of the Auditor General of Thailand. Funded by Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University.
2020 – present: Analyzing Thailand’s situations under SDG Framework and Creating Future Scenarios to support the National Science Research and Innovation Plan. Funded by the Office of Thailand Science Research and Innovation.
2020 – present: Development of Monitoring and Evaluation System of Sustainable Consumption and Production in Thailand, phase 3. Funded by Office of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (ONEP), and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).
2020 – present: System Research on Grass Root Economy. Funded by the Office of Thailand Science Research and Innovation.
2019: Development of Monitoring and Evaluation System of Sustainable Consumption and Production in Thailand, phase 2. Funded by Office of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (ONEP).

4. Training and Network Mobilization Activities:

2018 – present Mobilizing the establishment of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Thailand, with Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS), Chulalongkorn University, and Technology and Informatics Institute for Sustainability (TIIS), under National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).
2019: SDG 101 training for provincial level staff of Ministry of Education. 16 workshops, from July to August 2019.
2019: SDG 101 training and indicator mapping for provincial officers of National Statistical Office. 5 workshops from March to April 2019.

5. Contact Information

Address: Policy Research Centre on Green Economy, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, No. 2, Phrachan Road, Boromaharatchawang, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200
Email: info@sdgmove.com
Website: https://www.sdgmove.com/en/home-page/